Archive for the 'Autism Adventures' Category

Summer Picnic Lunch

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

When Thumper has a therapy session, it means we stay out in Seattle all day after dropping Rerun off at camp. Which means Mom packs a lunch. But the great weather means that we can just park at the Autism Center and eat outside. Thumper has a good life, and he knows it.

Thumper Never Forgets

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

The second I dropped Rerun off at camp, Thumper immediately said, “We go QFC?” The kid has the memory of an elephant. If someone goes to camp, then there must be a doughnut in it for Thumper.  And an escalator ride. With reduced shopping hours, so many of Thumper’s favorite escalators are closed off right […]

Back In Session!!!

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

As school ended, everywhere else was beginning to make plans for their “soft” reopenings. So Thumper is back in therapy – IN PERSON!!! He’s doing pretty well with wearing his mask, but fortunately, he doesn’t have to wear it in the therapy room.  Now, we just have to get him used to doing in-person therapy […]

What Can Thumper Do?

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Trying to explain Thumper’s skill set to someone unfamiliar with autism is hard, but here’s an example… After weeks of work, Thumper can copy a block design that I hold up and show him.  First, he learned to copy designs by placing the blocks directly on top of the card.  Then next to the card.  […]